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CONNECT Edition

AutoPIPE CONNECT Edition
®

Design and Pipe Stress Analysis Application

AutoPIPE CONNECT Edition is Bentley’s design and analysis
application for calculating piping code stresses, loads, and
deflections under static and dynamic load conditions to meet the
highest nuclear standards. AutoPIPE’s 3D hot clash detection
capability alerts engineers to pipe movement when pipes heat up
and prevents costly plant shutdowns. This functionality is also used
to avoid piping failures during extreme loading conditions (like
earthquakes). AutoPIPE also includes special features for ad-
vanced buried pipeline analysis, wave loading, fluid transients, and
FRP/GRP or plastic pipe, as well as time-saving integration with
STAAD.Pro®, SACS, and all plant design systems.

The CONNECT Edition
The SELECT® CONNECT Edition includes SELECT CONNECTservices, new Azure-
based services that provide comprehensive learning, mobility, and collabora-
tion benefits to every Bentley application subscriber. Adaptive Learning Services
helps users master use of Bentley applications through CONNECT Advisor, a new Hot clash detection avoids costly operation failures and plant shutdowns.
in-application service that provides contextual and personalized learning. Personal pop-up windows enable users to identify and investigate critical areas without
Mobility Services provides unlimited access to Bentley apps, ensuring users have reviewing all the batch output data. View up to 1,000 load combinations with the
access to the right project information when and where they need it. ProjectWise® on-screen results grid, which provides interactive filtering, sorting, and printing of
Connection Services allow users to securely share application and project informa- maximum result values.
tion, to manage and resolve issues, and to create, send, and receive transmittals,
submittals, and RFIs. Interface with Other Bentley Applications
AutoPIPE provides an integrated design between piping and structural analysis. It
Unique, Object-based Graphical User Interface automatically transfers pipe support loads and imports complete structures to and
The OpenGL CAD graphical user interface enables users to easily create and from STAAD.Pro and SACS, saving design time and providing safer, more-realistic
modify the pipe stress model. Users can simply point and click to insert, modify, engineered designs. Import 3D plant design CAD models from many other Bentley
or delete components. After each operation, the model display updates for instant applications to save resource hours and ensure accurate pipe stress models.
visual feedback. With AutoPIPE graphical select options, users can modify
parameters across an entire range of points with one command. Graphical selection of AutoPIPE provides users with full read/write interoperability with Caesar II.
ranges is also used to modify operations. Moreover, users can check, sort, or make Models and data can be read by Navigator or MicroStation® alongside any CAD
changes to the input data quickly, using interactive grid spreadsheets like Excel. model to support early engineering decision making, perform 3D hot clash detection,
AutoPIPE features up to 99 undo or redo steps to correct mistakes, perform ‘what- and reduce design iterations. AutoPIPE also generates fully dimensioned stress iso-
if’ analysis, or to iterate quickly through design scenarios. metrics with custom data and comments highlighting pipe stress changes. AutoPIPE is
also integrated with ProjectWise for global collaboration of engineering and CAD data
Advanced Analysis Features and Graphical Review of Results files on major projects.
AutoPIPE provides unique capabilities with 25 international piping codes, and includes
ASME B31J for more accurate SIF for tees, pipe/structure interaction, fluid transient Quality Assurance
with closure time and relief valve utilities, advanced nonlinear load sequencing with AutoPIPE undergoes the most demanding quality and testing regime. Our programs
support gaps and friction, and jacketed piping. Local stress calculation is available and procedures follow the requirements of 10CFR Part 50 Appendix B, 10CFR Part
using AutoPIPE Nozzle. Once analyzed, users can click on the graphical model and 21 and ASME NQA-1 so that AutoPIPE has been approved for use on the design of
instantly view stresses, deflections, forces, and moments. Color-coded results and nuclear power installations.

plus relief valve load analysis or DGN formats with engineers mark-ups Find out about Bentley • Automatic spring hanger sizing from 27 manufacturers • PIPELINK bi-directional integration with at: www. SELECT.4. Class I. double.bentley. metric.Pro for Users can click on the graphical model to instantly more efficient and accurate engineering designs. MicroStation. deflection. wire-frame.4 Offshore. AutoPIPE Nozzle. • Wave loading and buoyancy for offshore applications Any industry-standard video card MicroStation®. AWWA. including hot modulus for any combination of • Structural steel modeling using structural databases 100 thermal. 3. B31. WRC 297 and Biljaard methods • Automatic mass discretization • Missing mass and ZPA correction Input and Results • Results saved to Microsoft Access MDB file for Piping Codes post-processing • ASME B31. GOST. SACS. overburden and settlement loads. ProjectWise Connection Services. B31. and user-defined standards • DNV OS F101 offshore code • Results can be filtered and sorted by stress. and 50 dynamic load cases Hard Disk for 17 countries 500 MB free disk space • Automatic generation of wind profiles per ASCE and • Expansion joint modeling with tie rod assemblies UBC guidelines Video Graphics Card • Model import from AutoPLANT®. or quad view ports • ASME N755 HDPE Code Case Windows 7 – • Vertical axis (Y or Z) can be switched on the fly • Russian SNIP 2. Spanish. GB.com STAAD. BS 7159 (GRP piping code) • Single line. and CR-6049 benchmarks ASME Class 1. wave propagation. fatigue and high Global Office Listings www. and B31. • Linear and non-linear hydrotest analysis Plant 3D. GRP/FRP standard piping component and material libraries scenarios.Pro. • Hydrotest analysis with locking spring hangers that supports OpenGL 3D graphics SmartPlant. Incorporated or one of its direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries.1. PlantSpace. and AutoCAD and stresses to ASCE.06-85 Oil and Gas Professional (32 or 64 bit) • Swedish Piping Code (SPC) Method 2 • On-screen distance calculator for accurate Windows 8 – coordinate checks • Norwegian Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and TBK 5-6 Professional (32 or 64 bit) • Built-in valve actuator for more accurate valve modeling • Dutch Stoomwezen D1101 Windows 10 – • Segment management: reverse. © 2018 Bentley Systems. PlantSpace®. and soil interaction with advanced features of seismic Contact Bentley • Model geometry data export into AutoPLANT®. and III (multiple years from 1972) • Maximum intermediate stresses • European Standard Metallic Industrial Piping (multiple • Reference point for manufacturer equipment years) EN13480 loading reports • Multiple years: B31. MITI class 3.System Requirements AutoPIPE CONNECT Edition At-A-Glance Processor Intel Pentium IV or higher Modeling • British Standard BS 806. Excel. GD.5 • NRC spectra and code case N411 (PVRC) damping and spectra • Nozzle flexibility analysis per API 650 App.CR-1677.4. • NUREG. and • Unlimited static analysis to examine different loading working with larger models. and • Japanese KHK. CR-6441.8 • Automated batch processing • ASME Sec. and PlantFLOW® • Fluid transient utilities for water and steam hammer • Automatic stress isometric generation in DXF. Indian. ProjectWise.com/contact Dynamic Analysis energy/leakage design for ASME Class 1 • Time history dynamic analysis with ground motion • Seismic static and response spectra load generator to IBC. view stresses. Incorporated. ASME III App XI. JSME NC1-PPC and Professional (32 or 64 bit) re-order segments General Fire Protection code • CAD line class and line numbers • French RCC-M and SNCT Memory • Connectivity checker to avoid model disconnects Analysis 512 MB recommended. DIN. CATIA. SolidWorks. and PlantFLOW are either registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems. and • Mode shapes. and solid render drawing modes • FRP ISO 14692 Operating System • CAD style single. B31. accelerations. • Canadian CAN/CSA–Z662 (multiple years) or load criteria Bi-directional integration with STAAD. NEMA and Offshore and CSA_Z662 Offshore codes API 617. Euro. Inventor. 18270 04/18 . SI. AutoPIPE. particularly when • Extensive ANSI/ASME. 30 seismic.05. STAAD.Pro and SACS • State-of-the-art nonlinear support gap. split. Aveva PDMS. Navigator. 10 wind. and user-defined units • ASME B31J calculations for improved SIF values memory potentially improves performance. and natural frequencies Chinese standards • Harmonic load analysis • Ec/Eh ratio applied to expansion stresses for any piping code • Uniform and MSRS response spectrum and shock spectra • Integrated flange loading analysis per ASME VIII • Multiple spectrum enveloping Div 1 and 2.1 support for multiple years. Mexican. and ASME Outside the US +1 610-458-5000 • Automated ring main wizard • Thermal stratification bowing analysis • Automatic ASCE soil calculator • Thermal transient analysis (TTA). EN.8 • Rotating equipment calculations to API 610. join. DWG. CADWORX. P.bentley. AutoPLANT. Bentley. Intergraph PDS. ASCE. JIS. Additional • English. and ANSI B16. AutoCAD. II. OpenPlant. including • Automatic or user-defined load combinations grid B31. OpenPlant.8. friction. B31. 1-800-BENTLEY (1-800-236-8539) MicroStation®. the Bentley logo. yielding.